Through Ties to Saudis, Golf Deal Promises Benefits to Trump (

Through Ties to Saudis, Golf Deal Promises Benefits to Trump


The group called the efforts by Saudi Arabia to enter professional golf sportswashing as part of a plan to improve the countrys reputation related to human rights and allegations that there were links between the hijackers and the Saudi government.

The leaders of the PGA Tour, a spokesman for 9/11 Families United said in a statement, appear to have become just more paid Saudi shills, taking billions of dollars to cleanse the Saudi reputation, a claim that also brought demonstrators to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster last year when the LIV tournament was being played there.

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Trump as he campaigns to return to the White House.

The announcement of the LIVPGA deal immediately generated protests from a group called 9/11 Families United, which has pushed for continued investigation into the origins of the 2001 terror attacks.

Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, noted on Tuesday that the PGA had long rejected any talk of merging with LIV.

PGA officials were in my office just months ago talking about how the Saudis human rights record should disqualify them from having a stake in a major American sport, he wrote on Twitter. I guess maybe their concerns werent really about human rights

Alan Blinder contributed reporting.


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